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Brave mum turned health campaigner loses battle with lung cancer
Monday, 10 November 2014
      A BRAVE mum turned health campaigner, who spent the last few months of her life urging people to quit smoking and live longer, has lost her own battle with lung cancer aged just 48.
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Stoptober inspires record-breaking quit attempts in the North East
Monday, 03 November 2014
A record number of smokers in the North East have been inspired to quit as part of this year’s 28-day Stoptober challenge from Public Health England.
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Mum Leigh quit for her girls last Stoptober
Thursday, 02 October 2014
  Thousands of North East smokers are being urged to swap their fags for gags as quit attempts get underway for this year’s 28-day Stoptober challenge.
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Smoking could rob you of watching TV, reading and driving
Wednesday, 24 September 2014
Smokers in the North East are being warned that they could be doubling or tripling their chances of developing the most common form of sight loss among the elderly sooner, unless they quit.
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22,000 and counting - Stoptober challenge launches in the North East
Monday, 08 September 2014
  COUNCILS and smokers in the North East will be joining in with some of the country’s top comedians for this year’s 28-day Stoptober challenge.
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Smoking costs councils in North East more than £36m a year in social care costs
Wednesday, 03 September 2014
  New figures from Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) show that Councils in the North East are paying more than £36m a year to help people with smoking-related illness to live in their own homes (domiciliary care).
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Thursday, 28 August 2014
Data released today shows that North East Stop Smoking Services continue to help a higher proportion of smokers to quit than any region in England.
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7 out of 10 smokers say their family worries - Jason's story
Tuesday, 19 August 2014
    SEVEN out of 10 North East smokers admit their family worry about losing them early to smoking and wish they would quit, new figures by Fresh reveal.
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7 out of 10 smokers say their family worries - Joan's story
Tuesday, 19 August 2014
    SEVEN out of 10 North East smokers admit their family worry about losing them early to smoking and wish they would quit, new figures by Fresh reveal.
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7 out of 10 smokers say their family worries - Dawn's story
Tuesday, 19 August 2014
    SEVEN out of 10 North East smokers admit their family worry about losing them early to smoking and wish they would quit, new figures by Fresh reveal.
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